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Minus the City – Valentine’s Woes

Allie Geiger

February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day does a lot of funny things. It sets off a weird chain reaction of emotions in a lot of people. The commercialization of this "holiday" makes a lot of people feel inadequate if they are not settled into a stable relationship. With the excess of commercials proclaiming what products you ...

Minus the City – T and A

Allie Geiger

February 5, 2009

There are certain things in college that are simply not done. In addition to these, there are certain people who are simply not done. Everyone knows that professors are all completely off limits. Most people are also somewhat wary about dating townies due to the unfair social stigma that will not be ...

Minus the City – Manswers

Allie Geiger

December 5, 2008

?I'm kind of ashamed to admit that I watched a show on Spike TV over Thanksgiving break. I'm really loathe to admit that it was entitled "MANswers." Seriously, that's the name of the show I watched at 1:00 a.m. rather than work on my thesis proposal.I'm judging myself as I write this, actually. This...

Minus the City – College Kamasutra

Allie Geiger

November 21, 2008

It seems like the college life is ideally suited for having copious amounts of insane sex. There are approximately two full length mirrors in every freshman dorm room. If that doesn't lend itself to vaguely kinky sex, then I don't know what does. Those tiny slivers of beds that come standard in each d...

Minus the City – The Subtle Art of Talking Dirty

Allie Geiger

November 14, 2008

There are a couple of ways to bring the sexual experience to the next level. The easiest of these is talking dirty during the business. It can be a little daunting to start this practice, but it will absolutely enhance the proceedings if you can scrape up the courage. I have a couple pointers for th...

Minus the City – Robbing the Cradle

Allie Geiger

November 7, 2008

May-December romances are pretty common on the Colgate campus. There is something easier about dating someone from a different grade, especially as one moves into higher rings of academia.There are a lot of advantages to inter-class dating, as long as one obeys the "campfire" rule. It's a lot easier...

Minus the City – The Joy of (Meaningless) Sex

Allie Geiger

October 24, 2008

Is being friends with benefits really possible? After a conversation with another friend (senior female) bemoaning the lack of commitment friendly boys on campus, I suggested that she settle for something more casual. She responded that a relaxed relationship would either not be fulfilling enough for her, ...

Minus the City – Finishing Last

Allie Geiger

October 10, 2008

Everyone knows the old adage that nice boys finish last. No one ever says anything about nice girls. I was talking to my lab partner this week while we had an equipment break down (that's what she said!) working on our senior research. We had one of those conversations that senior girls tend to have....

Minus the City – Death to the Booty Text

Allie Geiger

October 3, 2008

I do not have a text plan -- not the expensive pay per text plan, but the actual no receiving/sending texts ever plan. When a boy asks me if I got the text he sent me last night, I always smile serenely and say no. I'm not being sexist here, but generally, when girls and my platonic male friends wan...

All Systems Down: Progressive Pains

Jaime Coyne

September 26, 2008

Today, my computer died. Well, actually, it works if you restart it, but you then have to save things compulsively (ctrl+S, anyone?) in case it spontaneously gives out again. I was eventually going to have to get it fixed no matter how long I put it off, so I reluctantly surrendered my laptop to SOURC...

Minus the City – Breaking Up is Hard to Do. Letting Go is Worse.

Allie Geiger

September 26, 2008

What is the statute of limitations on mourning a relationship? It seems to me that a lot of college students manage to get really hung up on another person. Long after the breakup is over and life seems to return to normal, our age group holds on to the old relationships. In an appropriately Carrie Br...

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